Committed to what you ask? To the crazy house… because I am now fully committed to running my first marathon!
Before I go on and on about how crazy I really am, let me clear up a few things first. I’ve heard a few jokes recently that bloggers running a marathon is a huge stereotype. I don’t particularly enjoy being stereotyped and I wouldn’t want anyone else to be either because all of us bloggers are so very unique! And I hope no one out there thinks 26.2 miles is a joke, if so it’s a terrifying one. Regardless, here’s my defense.
The sole reason I even know what a blog is started with my love of food, the first blog I ever read was Mel’s Kitchen, she has amazing no-fail recipes! About a year after I started using blogs to find recipes I signed up to run the 2010 Disney Princess Half Marathon, at the time I was a self-proclaimed non-runner. Since I’m OCD I immediately started researching running and what kinds of foods I should be eating and I stumbled upon The Runner’s Kitchen. I loved it! Megan is a super fast runner, something I’ll never be, but I ended up falling in love with her blog because she tells it like it is, shares yummy recipes, and lives in NYC, which I’m fascinated with. Through her blog roll page I happened upon other blogs and was hooked on reading them, until that faithful day I realized…My life is actually interesting enough to blog about, some days.
To conclude my rant I wanted to let it be known that last year after finishing my half marathon I made a few future goals:
1. Run the Disney Princess Half again, check!
2. Do a sprint triathlon in 2011, still working on that one.
3. Run a full marathon in 2012 since it’s the year I graduate from college, already spent the $$$ there’s no turning back now!
I’m very happy that I committed myself but am currently having trouble wrapping my mind around the fact that I will be running for at least 5 hours straight, since I’m pokey. My goal is not at all time related though, instead I want to put my best effort into training, finish without injuries, and have fun, of course!
Sorry if I got a little defensive but I just wanted it to be clear that my intentions are not to ‘copy’ anyone but to challenge myself. A.k.a. committing to running this marathon means I’m also committing myself to running and strength training, if I don’t do these things I won’t be able to finish…and I may be slow but I don’t like failing. Consider me officially in marathon training until January 8, 2012!
Questions for You!
What are you currently committed to?
Are you a runner? What is the farthest you’ve run? I’m only to 13.1 so far=/
What are your favorite magazine? I love Glamour, Cosmo, Food Network, and Cooking Light. Basically I just love magazines.